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The Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Partnership Recognizes Boston Women Leaders

The Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Partnership Recognizes Boston Women Leaders For Outstanding Leadership in Human Rights and Public Service. Barbara Lee, Liz Walker and Swanee Hunt Honored with the Eleanor Roosevelt Following in Her Footsteps Award at the 4th Massachusetts Event ...

HUD program brings funds to Grove Hall social services

In the next few weeks the city’s Department of Neighborhood Development will begin accepting applications for federal funding for economic development projects in the Grove Hall area. The process will begin when the DND releases its formal Request for Proposals ...

Mass. senators visit RCC, hear constituent concerns

Roughly 150 people gathered at Roxbury Community College last week to voice their concerns about a wide range of topics as part of a day-long “listening tour” conducted by a group of State Senators throughout the state. The evening panel, ...

USDA official working to promote healthy meal options

Food and Nutrition Service Administrator Audrey Rowe spoke with the Banner to talk about the Summer Feeding Programs for children of Massachusetts.

McDonough: BPS budget falling short of rising costs

For the nearly two years that John McDonough has served as Interim Superintendent for the Boston Public Schools, the rising costs that have consistently outpaced revenues have kept him focused on two questions: How big will the budget gap become, ...

Massport makes push for diversity

The state’s massive transportation authority, Massport, may be best known for running Boston Logan International Airport and handling the local shipping ports, but that is not all it does. With well over 300 acres of real estate in addition to ...

Tommy Chang selected to lead Boston Public Schools

Advocacy groups and community members reacted to last week’s selection of a new Superintendent of the Boston Public Schools, describing the appointment as an opportunity for the BPS to address what some decry as a sub-standard public education system.

Baker budget seeks to ‘right size’ gov’t

Last week, Governor Baker released his budget for Fiscal Year 2016, a $38 billion plan that he said would “right-size” government and close an estimated $1.8 billion deficit. Although the proposal increases total spending by 3 percent, that rate is ...

John Barros: City of Boston ‘Open for Business’

Chief Economic Development Officer seeks innovation, inclusion in city’s business community

Gary Morton: Boston Black MBA Association Chapter Chair builds leadership skills

The Boston chapter of the Black MBA Association advocates continuous learning and education attainment.

Beverley Johnson’s consulting firm builds bridges between developers and community.

Bevco Associates, Inc. works to stabilize neighborhoods through economic and physical revitalization.

Ronald Crutcher

The Board of Trustees of the University of Richmond has enthusiastically elected Dr. Ronald Andrew Crutcher as the 10th President of the University. Crutcher is President Emeritus of Wheaton College in Massachusetts and a former Provost of Miami University of ...

City pursues improvements for elderly residents

Mayor Martin Walsh and the city’s Elderly Commission have launched an Age-Friendly Boston initiative with the aim of making Boston a place that supports senior citizens in continuing to lead productive, safe and healthy lives.

Sen. Forry and colleagues bring Commonwealth Conversations tour to RCC tonight

State Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry has announced that she and several of her colleagues will be touring Senate districts in the metro Boston area on March 4, 2015. This tour comes as the sixth installment of the state Senate’s Commonwealth ...

Baker-Polito administration unveils initiatives to reduce homelessness

Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito unveiled a series of reforms aimed at reducing family homelessness and proposed a $20 million ‘End Family Homelessness Reserve Fund.’ The proposals reorganize efforts around prevention, support aggressive casework to shorten the ...